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Pinewood Derby Weights - Tungsten 3oz

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Price: $21.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
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  • Tungsten cylinders are small, about 1/3 size of zinc!
  • Gives you precise placement of weight in your car for speed
  • Maximum car design flexibility
  • cyclinders are 3/8" diameter (standard drill bit size) and only 15/32" long
  • non-toxic, safe for children
$21.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details In stock on March 7, 2015. Order it now. Sold by Pinewood Pro and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

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Pinewood Derby Weights - Tungsten 3oz + Pinewood Derby Dry Graphite with Moly additive + Pinewood Derby Weights - Tungsten Putty
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 0.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001FO8Q0G
  • Item model number: 021233
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,384 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Tungsten weight for your pinewood derby car, allows you can pack more weight in a smaller area giving you more flexibility in your car design and more accurate weight placement for speed.

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Customer Reviews

The competition is about spending time with your son creating a car.
Stephen
To fine tune, we used Pinewood Derby Weights - Tungsten Spheres to get it to max weight.
J. H. Smith
If you drill to the right depth, no messing with wood filler is necessary.
Norm De Plume

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on May 9, 2010
Proper weight distribution is a part of the puzzle in producing a winning pinewood derby car. The use of a dense material allows you to concentrate the weight in the proper position. The exact position depends on if you are using a wood or metal track. Metal tracks allow weights to be further back in the car to allow for more stored potential energy on the downhill run.

If you get the weight too far back you get the dreaded rear end hula where the car oscillates side to side and burns off speed by banging the center guide track.
Weights too far back on a wood track can also lead to a car that jumps the track with the slightest sign of uneven surface.

I'm going to say to play it safe if you are not very experienced. When you get the balance point of the car in front of the rear wheels less than 1 1/2 inches you are taking a chance.

I have read that the car never achieves a velocity where air resistance is a problem. Still I have never seen a block pinewood derby car do very well.

We used these tungsten weights for my son's car and along with a lot of prep on the wheels, we were able to win first in our division at the district races.

The weights are 3/8 inch wide and about 1/2 tall. They fit tightly in a hole drilled with a 3/8 inch bit. If you don't drill all the way through the car body, you don't have to putty the other side of the car.

I would use tungsten putty to get the car to the maximum weight. I drill a hole in the bottom of the car and remove weight till the car qualifies. The best weight for a car is not 5 ounces it is 5.0499 ounces.

Whatever you do make sure your son is involved. The competition is about spending time with your son creating a car. If you get quality time with your son this is the most important part of the project.

Good Luck
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M_Robles on February 14, 2009
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I had a low profile/low wood content car design, so I needed weights to fit in the back of my car. The tungsten version (vs. lead) allows for a more compact weight. They fit great, and I used all 6 pieces on one car (an "I-beam" type of design).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Ward on April 2, 2013
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they are easy to install. drill 3/8" hole and slide weights in. we used glue to secure them inside the hole.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Fancher on March 7, 2012
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This is just what my son and I needed to build a fast pinewood derby car. Very dense metal that lets you concentrate the weight of your car just where you want it. Don't waste your time with less dense weights.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Jt Payette on April 3, 2013
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With 3 boys in Scouts, these little things cost me a fortune.... But it was well worth the two 1st place finishes and also 3rd place finish...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By F. Madeira on March 3, 2013
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I was skeptical at first, but these weights really made a difference. My son's car came in first at his pack's derby. Very easy to install. I let my son drill the holes and glue the weights in place. Measure the depth and set a piece of blue tape on the drill bit to keep him from drilling through the car. Make sure the design leaves enough clearance to recess the weights. Place them as far back as you can. We drilled 3 holes on each side of the rear axle. Set them in place with epoxy. Will have to buy another set next year since these are permanently in place. Highly recommend, but a bit expensive. Can't put a price on a victory smile!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adam M. Tobia on January 11, 2015
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These are all 0.5 oz weights, you should buy the variety pack with different weight increments.
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These were definitely worth it... though it's a bit pricey still in my opinion. It was easy to work with.. easy to apply. I drilled 3/8ths" holes and they just slipped right in. Used wood putty to cover the holes up and presto! Nearly 5 Ounces! Got the tungsten putty but honestly... I used so little of it. I have a lot leftover for next year at least. (also a pricey item as well..)

The purchase is still worth it despite the cost factor! With our design coupled with these weights, we won 1st place and fastest in the pack award! :D

P.S. We never built a pinewood derby car before. I was very pleased with the end results!
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